After working side by side with an artist for one year to create beautiful tiles, members of the JASA Senior Alliance and SPARC’s Tile Program experienced feelings of satisfaction as their tiles, which were used to create murals on the wall of the Scheuer House of Manhattan Beach, were unveiled on Monday, July 16.
The unveiling of over 100 tiles on the “wall of joy,” took place in the courtyard of the Scheuer House, located at 161 Corbin Place. Over 50 people were present at the event. Several elected officials, including State Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny and Senator David Storobin, attended this unveiling.
In producing these tiles, JASA, an organization dedicated to nourish and enhance the lives of the elderly in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, and Long Island, partnered with “Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide,” (SPARC). SPARC is an art engagement program that places artists in senior centers across the New York Metropolitan area. It was created by the Office of the Mayor in 2009 as part of the “Mayor’s Age-Friendly Initiative,” and is partially funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.